- Professor Emeritus
- HFSB 520
- (979) 845-5575
Dr. Kothmann is a Professor of Emeritus in the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management with Texas A&M University. He received his BS (1961) in Range Management and Ph.D. (1968) in Range Science from Texas A&M University and MS (1963) in Range Management from Utah State University. He joined the faculty of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in 1967 and Texas A&M University in 1970 as Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1974 and Professor 1979. Dr. Kothmann has undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising responsibilities. Courses pertain to rangeland inventory and evaluation, grazing management, range livestock nutrition and analysis of natural resource systems. His research is focused on developing models for ranchers to utilize in planning, monitoring and evaluating grazing management. He is also exploring the use of Bayesian belief networks as probabilistic expert systems for decision analysis in natural resources management.
Research Interests and Specializations
Range management systems
Diaz-Solis, H., W. E. Grant, M. M. Kothmann, W. R. Teague, J. A. Diaz-Garcia. 2009. Adaptive management of stocking rates to reduce effects of drought on cow-calf production systems in semi-arid rangelands. Agriculture Systems. Doi:10:101 6/j.agsy.2008. 12.007.
Teague, Richard, Fred Provenza, Brien Norton, Tim Steffens, Matthew Barnes, Mort Kothmann, and Roy Roath. 2008. Benefits of Multi-Paddock Grazing Management on Rangelands: Limitations of Experimental Grazing Research and Knowledge Gaps. In, Grasslands: Ecology, Management and Restoration. Editor: Hans G. Schroder, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-1-60692-023-7.
H. Diaz-Solis, M. M. Kothmann, W. E. Grant, R. De Luna-Villarreal. 2006. Application of a simple ecological sustainability simulator (SESS) as a decision aid in the management of semi-arid rangelands of northeastern Mexico. Agric Syst.88:514-527.
H. Diaz-Solis, M. M. Kothmann, W. E. Grant, R. De Luna-Villarreal. 2006. Use of irrigated pastures in semiarid grazinglands: A dynamic model for stocking rate decisions. Agric Syst. 88: 316-331.
Kreuter, Urs P., Heidi E. Amestoy, Mort M. Kothmann, Darrell N. Ueckert, W. Allan Mcginty, and Scott R. Cummings. 2005. The use of brush management methods: A Texas Landowners Survey. Rangeland Ecol. Manage. 58:284-291.